I used to never get lost until I moved to Boston. I grew up in the grid-like suburbs of Chicago. I always knew where the lake was and that the lake was east. Boston is an older city that evolved more like a living organism. I found out the hard way that if you are in Boston and miss a turn you better turn around and go back. None of the roads are parallel so you can’t treat it like a grid city and just take the next cross road. I knew I was in trouble when during my first week there I asked a police officer for help and he had no idea how to get to the road I was supposed to be on.